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Old 05-25-2012, 04:54 PM
 
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Our family of 4 will be moving to Inman Park in July. Our two school aged boys (6 & 12) will be attending Mary Lin Elementary & Inman Middle. Do kids in that area do sports through park & rec, Fulton County, some private club??? I want them to be in SOME form of activities but just dont know where to start.

My 12 year old is 5'7" and very thin, awkward, "knock kneed". The Dr. said he should be at least 6'5". He just wants to play chess & video games but I think he needs to do something that raises his heart rate just a tad.

My little one, 6 years is the energizer bunny and can play play play until he collapses each day. I think that he would do well in soccer or really anything. He actually is really good a frisbee... crazy I know.

We are a very "Environmentally Friendly" type family that likes to be outside, gardening, kayaking, bike riding, hiking, etc.

Any website or advise would be great. I was going to volunteer with the PTA at Lin Elementary & Inman Middle to get to know people because I will not be working outside the home. Know body likes being the new kid, me included!
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Old 05-25-2012, 08:25 PM
 
Location: Atlanta/Decatur/Emory area
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Inman Park has a private swimming pool with a kids swim team. Perhaps your older son could get inspired by Michael Phelps during this summer's olympics!

Inman Park Pool - Belugas Swim Team

I suppose you'll miss this summer season if you're not moving until July, but you could let him "test the waters." Swimming is less confrontational than other sports so it might appeal to him more than soccer, football, etc. Being really tall and skinny would almost certainly make it intimidating to stand around in swim trunks, but considering that there are a lot of very tall, skinny elite swimmers might make it more palatable.

Welcome to the city. You'll love Inman Park! It's a great neighborhood.
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Old 05-25-2012, 08:27 PM
 
Location: Atlanta/Decatur/Emory area
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FYI, another really good sport that your older son might look into is golf. There are plenty of tall, skinny, AWESOME golfers (check out Bubba Watson). There are a number of golf courses around. Candler Park has a public 9-hole course. Charlie Yates is a wonderful course right next to East Lake Golf Club (home of the PGA Tour Championship each fall). Of course if you want to join a country club, you'd be really close to Druid Hills.
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Old 05-25-2012, 08:48 PM
 
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Our family of 4 will be moving to Inman Park in July. Our two school aged boys (6 & 12) will be attending Mary Lin Elementary & Inman Middle. Do kids in that area do sports through park & rec, Fulton County, some private club??? I want them to be in SOME form of activities but just dont know where to start.

My 12 year old is 5'7" and very thin, awkward, "knock kneed". The Dr. said he should be at least 6'5". He just wants to play chess & video games but I think he needs to do something that raises his heart rate just a tad.
How about lacrosse or cross country? There are strong programs in both at Inman.
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Old 05-27-2012, 09:45 AM
 
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Thanks to everyone! Just nervous about someplace new. I will check out all of these!
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